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A History of the Gipsies by Walter Simson

And the affinity between it and the Persian


_Grye_, _Gr[=a][=i]_, Horse. _Bashanie_, _Basne_, Cock. _Caunie_, _Kanne_, Hen. _Drom_, _Drone_, Road. _Gave_, _Gaave_, Village. _Graunagie_, Barn. _Graunzie_, _Granse_, Barn. _Kair_, _Keir_, House. _Outhrie_, Window. _Yag_, _Yag_, Fire. _Thood_, _Thud_, Milk. _Mass_, _Mass_, Flesh. _Peerie_, (or _blawkie_,) _Blakie_, Pot. _Paunie_, _Pawne_, Water. _Paurie_, Water. _Molzie_, _Mul_, Wine. _Roy_, _Roy_, Spoon. _Nab_, Horn. _Chorie_, Knife. _Chowrie_, _Choure_, Knife. _Shuha_, _Shohe_, Coat. _Scaf_, (or _gogle_,) _Gogel_, Hat. _Harro_, Sword. _Beerie_, Ship. _Bumie_, _Peevan_, drinking, To drink. _Choar_, To steal. _Chor_, _Tschor_, Thief. _Staurdie_, _Starde_, a jail, Prison. _Moolie_, _Moulian_, dying, Death. _Moolie_, _Moule_, to kill, I'll kill you. _Bing_, _Bing_, The devil.

The following Scottish Gipsy words appear to have some relation to the Sanscrit:

SCOTTISH GIPSY. SANSCRIT. ENGLISH.

_Yag_, _Agnish_, Fire. _Paurie_, _Varni_, Water. _Casties_, _Cashth_, Wood. _Duff_, _Dhupah_, Smoke. _Sneepa_, _Sweta_, White. _Callo_, _Cala_, Black. _Sherro_, _Sira_, The head. _Rajah_, _Rajah_, Lord. _Vast_, _Hastah_, The hand. _Praw_, _Putra_, Son. _Gave_, or _Gan_, _Gramam_, A village. _Mar_, _Mar_, To strike. _Loudnie_, _Lodha_, loved, A whore.

In order to show the relationship of the language of the Gipsies in Scotland, England, Germany, Hungary, Spain, and Turkey, and the affinity between it and the Persian, Hindostanee, Sanscrit, Pali, and Kawi, I append a table containing the first ten numerals in all these tongues:

TABLE OF THE FIRST TEN NUMERALS IN VARIOUS GIPSY DIALECTS, COMPARED WITH THOSE IN OTHER ORIENTAL LANGUAGES.

++------++-----------+--------+------------+-------+--------+-------+ || || Scottish |English | German |Hunga- |Hunga- |Turkish|


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